Inspiration behind the design
A couple of years ago I found ridiculously low fares to Paris, France. My cousin lives just outside of Paris in the beautiful village of Garches. I impulsively decided to visit her and go to Maison et Objet. I have wanted to go for many many years and finally had a chance. My cousin, Maja (my daughter is named after her), and I had such a lovely time. She is one of those people who could wear a potato sack and it would look stunning on her, but she also has the most beautiful classic, simple and elegant taste in everything she does. Every morning we would spend an hour or more talking and catching up on our lives over a beautiful breakfast and Ricore. A new (to me) French barley drink I discovered through my cousin. Luckily I was able to find the drink online, so I can at least recreate a part of my time with her.
I took Maja with me to Maison et Objet and she patiently hung out with me as I gawked at everything and talked to practically everyone. I don’t let a silly thing like a language barrier get in my way, especially when it comes to meeting new people and seeing beautiful things.
On the last day of my week long visit, Maja took me to the beautiful house museum, Nissim de Camondo. Built by the banker Comte Moise de Camondo and named after his son Nissim, who died in WWI. The family met such a tragic end during WWII and there were no survivors. But they left a legacy of this beautiful, perfectly preserved French decorative arts home.
While touring the house I took many photographs and my cousin was particularly surprised with how many I took of the bathrooms. Can you blame me?!?
One of the rooms in the house was a room painted in the most beautiful green. After seeing that room I could not get the green out of my head.
I then kept seeing one beautiful room after another in green. Maybe the universe was telling me something?!?
Another green roomGreen Room that I love (her entire home is really quite colorful and spectacular) was this fun space by designer Michelle Halard.